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Plant Depot, my favorite general nursery in Southern California

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On my way to Solana Succulents , Jeff Moore’s nursery in North County San Diego, I stopped at Plant Depot in the town of San Juan Capistrano. Plant Depot is a family-owned nursery that has been in operation since 1995. I’ve been there before and blogged about it here , here , and here . Unlike Solana Succulents, Plant Depot carries everything from annuals to perennials, shrubs to trees, pottery to home decor. A display garden right off the parking lot showcases colorful succulents, bromeliads, and shrubs: The steely blue beauties are Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ Variegated ponytail palm ( Beaucarnea recurvata ) Restio sp. (left) and Phylica pubescens (right) Aeoniums, neoregelias, and orange carex Small but beautiful neoregelias Aechmeas and neoregelias for sale I love the rich colors of these bromeliads One of several tall urns beautifully planted with succulents and (in this case) a leucadendron. Not cheap, but instant impact. Sedum nussbaumerianum and Furcraea macdougallii Manga

July 2022 visit to Jeff Moore's Solana Succulents

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Last week, when I was in Southern California, I made a quick trip down to San Diego County to visit Jeff Moore at Solana Succulents . It’s my favorite succulent nursery, and I try to stop by whenever I’m in the area. If you missed my posts about my previous visits, you can find them here . Jeff started Solana Succulents almost 30 years, and the nursery has been in the same spot on Highway 101 ever since. What you see when you enter from Highway 101 Inside the gate from Highway 101 is a smaller area densely packed with plants. I bet some people think that’s the extent of the nursery, but it’s just the beginning. A stunning Pachypodium lameri Dudleya brittonii That sport of Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ is beauty Bromeliads, dudleyas, echeverias, agaves,... Dudleya anthonyi Mature euphorbias in the narrow side yard, with the neighboring building on the right The building itself is home to a skin-care salon. The nursery is downstairs around the back. The main area of the nursery is dow